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CBS reportedly prepping for Viacom merger talks

CBS’ board is getting set for possible merger talks with Viacom, according to a report by CNBC. According to the news channel, citing unnamed sources, talks between the two are set to begin in mid-June, although they could begin before that. CNBC reports that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would likely be in line to lead […]

CNBC goes live from Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi

Business and financial news network, CNBC, has broadcast live from its new Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi for the first time today. The new studios, based within Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) will act as CNBC’s hub in the Middle East and the broadcaster will use the new facility to deliver business news programming […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

AT&T chief ‘very confident’ of Time-Warner deal approval

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson is “very confident” that the company’s planned merger with Time-Warner will receive a green light, he told CNBC in an interview recorded at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. “This is vertical merger. The competitive environment in telecoms does not change after this deal closes. The competitive […]

CNBC launches in LatAm with Sky Mexico

CNBC International has partnered with Sky Mexico to launch CNBC Latin America. The business and financial news network will broadcast English-language CNBC content from around the world and is due to go live week on Sky Mexico channel 631. Through distribution the channel will also reach viewers in countries such as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, […]

Fox hires ex-CNBC chief in Africa rejig

Fox Networks Group has hired a former senior CNBC executive to become general manager of a restructured African operation. Gary Alfonso will lead FNG Africa,taking control of sub-Sahara operations for the broadcast group and sister business National Geographic Partners. In Africa, FNG operates pay TV networks Fox, FX, FoxCrime, Fox Sports, National Geographic, Nat Geo […]

OSN strikes new deal with NBCUniversal

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has signed a new and extended long-term deal with NBCUniversal International that secures first pay window rights for the platform, in addition to exclusive OTT rights for OSN Play, its  digital platform that is free to subscribers, and Go, its non-subscriber based online TV service. OSN will now also […]

Netflix CEO: TV to go on-demand as internet transforms society

In the next 10 to 20 years all television will be on the internet, with the internet sector in general “transforming our society,” according to Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings. Speaking on CNBC’s Mad Money show, Hastings said that while cord cutting is still very small today, in the long term “it’s a worry” for the […]

CNBC hires international sales chief

Business news channel CNBC has hired Max Raven as senior vice-president of international ad sales with responsibility for CNBC International sales strategy and operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Raven was previously SVP, ad sales and deputy GM of digital at Turner Broadcasting’s CNN International. KC Sullivan, president and […]

CNBC and Prisa strike content deal

CNBC and Prisa have struck a content deal whereby the former’s news content will be distributed across the websites of Prisa-owned newspapers El Pais and Cinco Dias. NBCUniversal-owned news net CNBC will seed its short form business and current affairs video across the sites. It will appear in its original English-language form with Spanish subtitles. […]

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